“Zero deforestation” : the French committment
In a 17-point strategy, the French government called for the development of an EU action plan against third Countries deforestation by the end of the current legislature in mid-2019.
The French government wants to reach “zero deforestation” in the value chain of the agricultural and livestock sectors. The products initially targeted are those with the largest impacts: soya, palm oil, beef, cocoa and timber. Adding to the pressure from other EU countries, France will push for a EU plan too and for the inclusion of sustainability criteria in EU trade agreements.
Further information on the "Synthèse des observations du public sur le projet de Stratégie nationale de lutte contre la déforestation importée" is available in French, HERE.